Join us on February 15th for a special Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC. Don’t miss the “Refresh and Renew” grand reopening celebration for the historic Friendship Fountain, hosted by the City of Jacksonville at 6 p.m. Plus, enjoy shopping with local vendors and artisans at the Vagabond Flea x Museum of Science and History (MOSH) pop-up market.


Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Third Thursdays February 15th | 5-8 p.m. Southbank Riverwalk

We invite you to stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk every Third Thursday of the month. Spanning from Friendship Fountain to Chart House, enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and a picnic area – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

Alcoholic beverages in a branded Sip & Stroll cup are permitted on the Riverwalk during the event and are provided at either one of the Riverwalk bars. Cash is encouraged.

Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.

Special Note: Various locations are under construction on the riverwalk. Please pardon any dust while the Sip & Stroll footprint improves.



When it opened in 1965, Friendship Fountain was originally called the “Fountain of Friendship in Dallas Thomas Park.” It was originally named by the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Finance Commissioner. The park was renamed in 1968 after Thomas became involved in a civic scandal. During its heyday, the 200-foot-wide fountain was billed as the world’s largest and tallest, shooting as high as 120 feet, through 63 nozzles at a rate of 17,000 gallons of water per minute while 252 multi-colored lights created different patterns into the streams.